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June 30, 2013 8:01 pm

Introducing Jonny Brodzinski

Fifth round, 148th overall: Jonny Brodzinski
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
DOB: 6/19/93
Height: 6’0
Weight: 202
Birthplace: Coon Rapids, MN, USA
NHL Central Scouting final ranking: 132 (North American skaters)
NHL Central Scouting midterm ranking: NR
Stats (WCHA-St. Cloud State): 42 GP, 22-11=33; 10 PIM
Twitter: @Brodzyy

This is Brodzinski’s third year of being draft eligible. He is the third active player on St. Cloud to be drafted by the Kings, joining Nic Dowd (7th round / 2009) and Kevin Gravel (5th round / 2010).

From Chris Dilks of Western College Hockey Blog:

Brodzinski has the talent and ability to someday be an NHL player. His skating is average at best, but he has improved it to the point that it wouldn’t be a major liability, and he has an ability to shoot the puck and score goals that few players have. A 20+ goal season at the NCAA level is no joke, and a number that many future NHLers don’t even reach. But the inconsistent performance may be a red flag for some teams. Motivation seems to be the big X factor for him. When he finds a way to have a fire lit under him, he’s definitely a next-level type of player. When he’s just playing for the sake of playing, he’s not. I suspect some teams feel they’ll be able to light that fire under him and be interested, while others won’t be interested in taking on that challenge.

Via St. Cloud State Athletics:

-Brodzinski segment begins at 1:28

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